Bonus Material: Video and Images from CLMP Spelling Bee

In Discussion by Edward Nawotka

By Chris Artis and Erin Cox

Monday night’s “Let It Bee,” a spelling bee benefit for the Council of Literary Magazines & Presses gathered a full roster of New York book world stars to raise money for the 42-year-old nonprofit organization. We he had a chance to speak to a few of the stars of the night—authors Michael Musto, Ben Greenman, and James Frey, HarperCollins publisher Jonathan Burnham, top judge and Oxford editor-at-large Jesse Sheidlower, and Jeffrey Lependorf, Executive Director of the CLMP. (See our full coverage here.)


Michael Musto can’t spell “dirndl.”


Jonathan Burnham and James Frey


Ben Greenman


Jesse Sheidlower


Jeffrey Lependorf

For more photos of the celebs in attendance, click here.

About the Author

Edward Nawotka

A widely published critic and essayist, Edward Nawotka serves as a speaker, educator and consultant for institutions and businesses involved in the global publishing and content industries. He was also editor-in-chief of Publishing Perspectives since the launch of the publication in 2009 until January 2016.